Chris Wallace asks Mike Huckabee if it's enough for Republicans just to remind voters that they're not in charge of the White House and the Senate and whether they've learned their lessons from 2006 and 2008 if they're hoping to make any electoral gains come this November mid-term election.
Huckabee: Well I think Republicans need to walk the Sawdust Trail. They need to repent for the spending that they were responsible for. They need to apologize and repent for the TARP bill which I still believe was a big huge mistake and only set up the further bailouts that happened when Barack Obama and the Democrats did take full power. The Republicans can’t rely on we’re not the other guys as a reason to get elected.
They do have to say that they will focus on getting rid of these runaway deficits, that they will begin to trim down the debt and not put so much of a burden on future generations and grandchildren. We can’t be the generation that does the polar opposite of our parents’ generation that we call the greatest generation. And we call them that because they sacrificed themselves so their kids would have a better life. We’re the generation that looks like now, are sacrificing our kids so that we can have the best life and not have to pay for our own sins. That’s just recklessly irresponsible and it’s certainly un-American from the standpoint of our history as a nation.
On his HuckPAC site, Huckabee blames Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid for not adding transparency to the process, rather than the lack of regulation of the banks that made bailing them out necessary in the first place. So I guess the lesson learned from that debacle is how to blame it on the Democrats in Huck's book. And of course you know when he's talking about these evil runaway deficits, he's not talking about getting rid of tax cuts for the rich or ending our military engagements. I'm sure Huckabee like the rest of the Republicans will be wanting to "save" the next generation by slashing every social safety net we've got left.